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Newsletter: 26th May 2023

Happy Half Term! Our schools have been glorious this week, with proper warm, summer weather for the children to enjoy. It looks like this will extend into the half term break as well, so whatever your plans are for the two week break, I hope you have a lovely time. It’s been a very busy […]

Newsletter: 19th May 2023

Singing Festivals We were delighted to see the return fo the Bideford Schools Singing Festivals this week after the break forced on us by the Pandemic. We had a new venue and a new format, both of which proved a huge success for the children, and hopefully the audience too. The Key Stage 1 Festival […]

Newsletter: 12th May 2023

SATS Week thanks Firstly, a massive well-done to out Year 6’s who have done a brilliant job in getting through their SATS week. The children have shown determination to get through the tests and show off their ability, of which they should be proud. Results will be out in early July and we will be […]

Newsletter: 5th May 2023

Tomorrow is, of course, the King’s Coronation: we very much hope all of our children will watch at least some of the procession and ceremony at Westminster Abbey. The royal procession in London will have extra significance for our Year 5 children who will be following some of the route on foot when we stay […]

Newsletter: 28th April 2023

World Record Attempt… Classes across the Village Schools Partnership have been attempting to become Guiness World Record Holders.  The record is to be part of the most pledges received for an exercise campaign in one month.  The current record is 241,675 pledges to complete a mile walking, jogging and running.  Along with other schools in […]

Newsletter: 21st April 2023

Welcome Back It’s lovely to see the summer term finally arrive – I hope you had a lovely break over Easter even though the weather didn’t always behave! We have lots going on this term and I know your children’s teachers will be sending out topic information to you in the next week or so, […]

Newsletter: 31st March 2023

Open Afternoons – thank you It was just lovely to open our doors last Friday afternoon and invite the wider community into our schools. The children thoroughly enjoyed showing their learning to parents and to visitors from our villages who have no other links to our schools. This is something we used to do a […]

Newsletter: 24th March 2023

Inspection This week, Woolsery School had its long-awaited Ofsted Inspection. This was a two day inspection with two inspectors. As is the way with Ofsted’s methodology, we are not able to discuss the outcome fo the Inspection until the Report is published – this will be delayed due to the Easter Holidays and May bank […]

Newsletter: 17th March 2023

Red Nose Day Fun Thank you to everyone who has supported today’s Red Nose Day – it’s a brilliant cause which helps children all over the UK and an event our children can (and do!!) get stuck in to. Teachers will be posting photos on their class Blogs so please look out for their records […]

Newsletter: 10th March 2023

Burton Art Exhibition If you’ve not yet had the chance to visit the Burton Art Gallery in Victoria Park, Bideford, please try to make time to do so. The Annual Schools’ Exhibition is amazing this year, with exhibits from Reception through to A-Level. All three of our schools has a large amount of work on […]

Newsletter: 3rd March 2023

Great Potatoes! Wow, everyone! What an absolutely amazing array of decorated potatoes we’ve had in all three schools this week to celebrate World Book Day. As you know, this is the first time we’ve tried something “new” to mark World Book Day and we weren’t sure if it was the right thing to do or […]

Newsletter: 24th February 2023

Non Uniform Day Thanks Thank you to everyone who supported our School Voice appeal today in aid of the victims of the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. We don’t have a total at the moment, but we will let you know via the School Jotter app when all monies have been counted. The money will […]

Newsletter: 10th February 2023

Disasters Emergency Committee Appeal I am sure you’ve been as shocked as we have to see the terrible effects and loss of life in Turkey and Syria following the recent series of earthquakes. Charity Voice teams in each school would like to do something to help, which is really commendable and shows the compassion our […]

Newsletter: 3rd February 2023

Safer Internet Day 2023 Safer Internet Day takes place next Tuesday and all children will be revisiting their existing learning about keeping safe online during the week. Lucas, Charlotte, Anise, Lacie, Alfie and Genevieve all took part in a special day at St Mary’s this week, preparing resources with other children from across the ACCT […]

Newsletter: 27th January 2023

Industrial Action As I highlighted last week, there is a planned strike by the National Education Union taking place on Wednesday next week. Although I am expecting some staff to follow union advice and take industrial action, I do not need to close any classes so normal school routines should be unaffected. Some classes may […]

Newsletter: 20th January 2023

M&M Production I hope your children really enjoyed this week’s performance of Cinderella by M&M. It was the first time we’ve been able to get the whole federation together for an event and the children loved the silliness, songs and energy from the performers. We are hugely grateful to FOBBS, FOPPS and FOWS for paying […]

Newsletter: 13th January 2023

Ofsted thanks As you may know, Buckland Brewer Primary was inspected by Ofsted on Tuesday. This was an “Ungraded” or short inspection carried out by two Inspectors. There is a strong quality assurance process around the publication of the outcomes from the Inspection and this means the Inspectors’ findings will not be public for a […]

Newsletter: 6th January 2023

Welcome Back and Happy New Year! It has been absolutely lovely to see all of the children back in school this week, particularly after the snow disruption of the final week of term. The children have settled back into routine remarkably well, particularly in Tythecott and Alminstone classes where children are getting used to their […]

Advice: Strep A and Scarlet Fever

Dear Parents, Please read the letter below in connection to cases of Group A Strep  (GAS) and Scarlet Fever currently in our schools: Health Security Letter to Parents Many thanks,   Matt Cole, Headteacher

Newsletter: 9th December 2022

What A Performance! A huge well done to everyone who took part in this week’s three school Productions – Stable Story, Bethlehem The Musical and Panto Pandemonium. It was great to see live perfomances back in all of our schools, and the children really rising to the occasion. As I said at each show, live […]

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